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An embodied perspective on judgements of written reflective practice for professional development in Higher Education

Leigh, Jennifer S (2016) An embodied perspective on judgements of written reflective practice for professional development in Higher Education. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 17 (1). pp. 72-85. ISSN 1462-3943. E-ISSN 1470-1103. (doi:10.1080/14623943.2015.1123688) (KAR id:54426)

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Abstract

This paper gives an embodied perspective on the use of judgements of reflective practice and reflective writing for professional development in Higher Education. Programmes for professional development in Higher Education and recognition processes for academics have become prevalent in the UK and internationally. These programmes and processes often assume, implicitly or explicitly, development or evidencing as a ‘reflective practitioner’ through pieces of reflective writing which is then judged against competencies or attainments. However, this focus on reflective practice and reflective writing is not always critical, and does not examine the different theoretical and practical interpretations of what it means to reflect, or the impact of assessing such reflections. Taking an embodied stance allows a new view into a contested area that is more habitually connected with cognitive rather than corporeal processes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14623943.2015.1123688
Uncontrolled keywords: reflective practice; embodied; somatic; professional development; higher education; judgement
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leigh, Jennifer S: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3672-1462
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